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What are the chances of a man catching HIV from a woman who has aids?

What are the chances of a man catching HIV from a woman who has aids?

Depends: It depends on: 1. Sexual act 2. Viral load of the woman. 3. Presence of a lesion on the man. Starting off at 1:100 chance for insertive vaginal sex , the probability increases if 1. Practicing vigorous sex (results in mucosal tear) 2. If the woman has a high(instead of an undetectable) viral load, 3. If the man has an open lesion (e.g. Herpes ulceration) on the penis. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How do I tell if my girlfriend has aids or HIV or not?

How do I tell if my girlfriend has aids or HIV or not?

Lab test: You cannot tell if a person has aids/hiv by just looking at them. The only way to know is by getting tested. Someone can look perfectly healthy and have hiv, or someone can look extremely sick and not have hiv. ...Read more

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How can I know if she has aids or hiv+ ?

How can I know if she has aids or hiv+ ?

How do you know?: You will only know if you have a reliable HIV test done on the spot by a reliable lab...In other words you don't know! that is why the best practice is safe sex. We know how HIV is prevented, we just need to be smarter ; not place ourselves in situations where we are at risk of becoming infected. Other countries have done this by education but in the us the rate is not falling. Are we stupid? ...Read more

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When you are infected with someone who has aids, do you immediately get aids or HIV first for a few years?

HIV First: You would have HIV first. As the virus attacks the body, the immune system deteriorates and opportunistic infections occur. Once this starts happening, you can be diagnosed with aids. It typically takes several years of being HIV positive to a diagnosis of aids. Medications are lengthening that transition even more. ...Read more

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Besides HIV what can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

Besides HIV what can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

Secondary immunodef: As dr. Gallant explains, only hiv-1 and hiv-2 cause aids. If you are asking what other causes are there for other aquired immune deficiencies besides hiv/aids, then there are several. A new one was just reported this week from an nih team. Sometimes these are called "other secondary immunodeficiency" rather than "other acquired immunodeficiency syndromes (aids)". See an immunologist. ...Read more

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Besides HIV what leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

Synonymous: Aids is caused by HIV infection. You can become immuno-suppressed by other conditions and illnesses, but the term is generally used to mean the result of HIV infection, although not everybody with HIV infection will have aids, . ...Read more

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Is there anything besides HIV that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

Is there anything besides HIV that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

No : For all practical purposes the answer is no, but there are other means of depleting the cd4 count, some of which are of unknown source. They can produce a similar result as hiv, and we can do this as well with some of the drugs used to treat a variety of illnesses in medical practice. But when we talk about immunodeficiency syndrome we are almost always talking about HIV disease. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching HIV or aids when performing 5min oral sex to female unknown if she has HIV or aids?

What are the chances of catching HIV or aids when performing 5min oral sex to female unknown if she has HIV or aids?

Very Low: The risk of contracting HIV from oral sex on a female is very low. However, if there is open sores present on either partner or blood present, then the chances increase slightly. Determining an actual percentage risk is difficult, as many couple use oral sex as a lead up to anal or vaginal sex, which has a higher risk of exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more